Title I and Inequality: Methodology

In examining the Title I education funding program, U.S. News combined data points from several different datasets and sources. Poverty and Child Population Estimates We used the Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates for school districts to get an estimate of the number of children and the number of children in poverty in each school district. The data are available from the Census Bureau for 2014. Although the data are used by the government to determine for the purposes of Title I how poor a district is, the numbers are…

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